No 'Issues' about Comedy Central pilot pickup, Pais


Comedy Central is moving forward with the sketch comedy "Michael and Michael Have Issues," picking up the project to pilot and adding Josh Pais to the cast.

"Michael," from Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter ("The State"), is a half-hour project with segments addressing issues that the men have with themselves, each other and the world at large. Pais plays Jim Biederman, the executive producer for the duo's show within a show. The character takes the name from an actual exec producer on the Comedy Central project.

Pais, who next appears in "Synecdoche, New York" and the indie "Assassination of a High School President," recently wrapped an untitled comedy from Nicole Holofcener. He is repped by Innovative and manager Brian Liebman. (partialdiff)